Yellow Triangle (YT)
Description of route
The route beginsfrom theViaduct Târziului on the European road E70 and enters the standing crop in a manna tree forest on a section of 200 m; itgoes on the contour lineand after 200 mit enters Valea Târziului, followsthe course of the valley on a section of 230 mthen we will meet a crossroads of two grooves, and we will follow the crest road with emphatic ascent of 30% marked with the tourist sign, this section of about 120 mis difficult because you can pass a cliff slippery area, and then you arrive at the first belvedere point 1,with an opening of 180 degrees;from here you can see the Danube and Iron Gate I Hydro energetic System and the Serbian shore then you enter again the standing crop on a section of 170 m, the tourist route following the hill, after that leaving the standing crop and entering a small glade and go along the margin of the forest on the left side on a distance of 100 m on N- NW direction entering again standing crop on a small section of 60 and enters an enclave and after 120 mit arrives in a large glade , the route following the NW directionon a distance of 100 mwhere we have the second belvedere point 2with an opening of 180 degrees; from here you can see a lot of dwellings as well as the highest hill in the Iron Gate Natural Park -Dealul Micilep with Teiul Moşului Peak , then the route changes its direction to Eastand the glade and the agrarian lands are passed and after we get through about 700 m we meet the ruins of a military fortification in the second world war; on this part of the road you can admire in the North direction the Mehedinţi Plateau and a lot of dwellings (6-7) ;going in the SE directionwe follow a back road on a section of 600 mand we arrive on Varful Voicu from the Alion Hillwhere the communication antennas are found, we leave the back road andgo through about 350 min the SE direction; we pass through a small glade and we enter a standing crop and arrive in a small glade where we can see the third belvedere point 3with an opening of over 180 degrees;from here you see Orşova, Dealul Moşului, Dealul Micilep, the Danube,Cerna Gulf, the Serbian shore ; from here the route begins to climb the Alion Hill;there is a visible path and different signs; it follows a section of 200 mthat has the margin of the forest on the left side, then the route enters a standing crop on a distance of 120 mafter which it passes through a small glade , enters again a standing crop on a distance of 60 mthe route appears in a glade on a section of 150 mand again itpasses a section of standing crop for 50 m after which the direction changes to Northand we pass through a glade of 100 m, and then enter a small groove which we follow until it comes out in the European road E70 atabout 100 m, where the end of the tourist route is.
Length in km
Difference of level (total)
2-3 h (backward 2-3h)
Beginning of route – N44 43.326, E22 27.352
Crossroads of grooves – N 44 43.538, E 22 27.288
Belvedere point 1 – N44 43.579, E22 27.216
Lay-over place – N 44.723160, E 22.437347
Belvedere point2 – N44 43.705, E22 27.133
Ruins of a military fortification – N44 43.605, E22 26.573
Vârful Voicului – N 44 43.369, E 22 26.138
Belvedere point3 – N44 43.229, E22 26.094
End of route – N44 43.085, E22 25.572
In spring /summer/autumn
No. of applied signs
No. of posts
No. of signage
No. of informing panels and their location
2 panels; one of them being set up on E70, opposite the LukeOil station the other one on the road E70at Târziului Viaduct
State of route
State of marking
Necessary works to execute
There are not
Covers on route
Capacity no. place/their state
A lay-over place set up with a small table, two benches and a recycle bin
Access in the area
By car – from D.E.70 on the road from Valea Minei
By train – from the Orşova station of about 1km to East
Year of route homologation
Natural elements and attractions:
The wood vegetation is represented by a mixture forest, where we meet elements like: hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), holm (Quercus petraea), the Hungarian oak (Quercus frainetto), teil (Tilia platifillos), but also Mediterranean elementslikeoriental hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis) orthe butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus); the versants northern the Danube are covered mostly with liliac (Syringa vulgaris).
The flora species are characteristic to the temperate-continental climate, with sub Mediterranean influences , as orchids (Orchys), Sweet William (Diantus), violas (Viola) or snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis).
The fauna is represented by some mammals like the wolf (Canis lupus), the buck (Capreolus Capreolus) or the wild cat (Felis sylvestris), reptileslike the tortoise (Testudo hermanni boetgerri), the green lizard (Lacerta viridis) or the lizard (Lacerta agilis), birds like, the hen-harrier (Buteo buteo) or the red kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
The route continues on the way of Ogaşului lui Târziu, in an area covered with oak-tree forests. A more difficult part, on a cliff crest, slightly abrupt one, represents a nice opening for admiring the landscape . at about 30 minutes from the entrance this route , the calcareous cliffs of Parautohton of Severin can be seen in the Danube.
The met enclaves offer wonderful belvedere points to the Danube, to the Iron Gate I Hydrocentral and even to Kladovo in Serbia. Between Vârful Voicului (289,5 m) and the base of Alion Hill, the agrarian lands and glades on the Culmea Câmpului Lung demonstrate the importance of the local people’s traditional activities: agriculture and animal breeding.
The peak of Dealul Alionis an impressive belvedere point. At night, the lights of the Iron Gate I border gives a real show. From the relays of mobile telephony set out on the peak of Deal Alion and until the bases of Alion, the view opens to the Cerna Gulf.
It is a short route, but wonderful by landscapes with openings to the Danube.